- juweee Dec 18, 2006 07:00 PM
Hay Day (now Balducci's) used to sell the most amazing hummus: super creamy and with a little hot pepper bite. I can't find anything that comes close, neither Whole Foods, Trade Joe's, and forget that horrible Tribes of Shiek from the supermarket. Sabra's tahini hummus is my best alternative for now, but I can only find it at Food Emporium and Stew Leonard's. Anyone successful in finding out of this world hummus? My family lives on it! HELP!
Try Yaranush, a Greek/Middle Eastern grocery on the north end of Central Ave in White Plains. Excellent store-made hummus, baba ganouj, stuffed eggplant and grape leaves (my favorites), baklava, etc. Lots of breads, bulk grains, canned specialty items, etc. A terrific little store that's definitely worth checking out.
Sabra makes a bunch of variations that are quite good including a hot sauce version and a pine nut version. I haven't found many better than Sabras. Most pre-packaged hummuses (sp?) are rather tasteless. I have a harder time finding all the Sabra varieties in Westchester. Used to get all of them at Fairway (in Plainview) but Stop n Shop carries some.
Sabra's my choice for store-bought, with Cedar's a close second.
You might want to try take-out hummus. Tons of good places in NYC.
For the best hummus around--and not too expensive--try Layla's in Stamford:
Layla's Falafel of Stamford
936 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
2088 Black Rock Tpke.
Just like I ate in Jerusalem. Falafel etc. VERY good too.